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mentioned before, one of the surprises in the report was how vulnerable the u.s. is still, despite the massive shale oil resolution -- revolution. this is not to say that the progress towards energy independence has not provided measurable gains in energy security and reducing volatility, but it is still there. even in a hypothetical world where the u.s. has not become completely self-sufficient in oil. oil markets are completely integrated and we will drive up prices everywhere, including the u.s.. so, while having diversified fuel diversifies away from oil into natural gas and all of this stuff, we will definitely see benefits. it is not a silver bullet that will completely solve the problem. >> steve, i want to go back to you. they were making your point. >> it is about what to do in a situation with ambiguity. my personal opinion, that is the most likely scenario for the iranians. maybe not over the long term, but certainly over the near term. >> next 10 years, perhaps? >> there are historical precedents for that. south africa actually has six nuclear weapons. they never tested
's representatives in the u.s. senate. senator tester will go first, followed by rep river. >> i want to thank everybody in the audience and on the panel and everyone who is listening tonight. how many people in this audience are from the silly -- the city of billings. raise your hand. thank you very much. congressman rewhberg is suing each and everyone of you. i have talked about montana and people working together. the first thing you do when you've got a grass fire, the firefighters put it out and they put their but on their line and you do not respond and say thank you by filing a lawsuit, which is exactly what he did. that is not moving the committee forward. it has been a pleasure for the last six years to represent the great state of montana. people like thomas, who is a veteran in afghanistan and is still a part of active military. he lost part of his legs and an arm. he will have prosthetic legs at some point. to be able to move forward, those people give me a drive for this job. a person like lisa jones, who is a cancer survivor. she went to a committee health center that would not h
will never support a leader in my party in the u.s. senate who would work to overturn roe vs. wade. if when that mcmahon is elected to the senate, no matter what the issue is, she will be empowering a senate majority leader and chairman of the judiciary committee will stop at nothing to erode women's health care. that's a big issue in this campaign. >> it is a myth to think that would be against women's health issues. i am a woman. clearly, i'm going to continue to support access to contraception, mammograms, pap smears, all of them as i did as the ceo of a company that provided all those health benefits to its employees. i absolutely will not do anything that would impact women's health care issues. relative to a supreme court justice, i would hope there would not be a litmus test for president romney when he is supporting -- when he is so -- when he is presenting candidates for the supreme court. supreme court justices decide many issues. while i might not agree on each and everyone, i would want to bet that supreme court justice and judge the best justice for all their beliefs and all of
, bond holders of u.s. debt. the u.s. will not default on its sovereign debt, but there is a huge interest rate risk, and if you are a foreign investor, there's a huge currency risk in investing in. all the new debt in the last two years has been purchased by the federal reserve, up 70% of that, we are self-dealing in our and debt. we did not have market rates. we have artificially low rates. china, japan, opec nations, because they have positive trade values, but if they buy a 30-year bond? no, they are buying short term, because we have historically low interest rates, the lowest maturity in history, and when the interest rates go up, for everyone% increase, it is $160 billion a year in new spending for which we get shinola -- nothing. and now up to 5% below average interest rates. >> isn't it interesting that not more people talk about it on television, and the candidate do not spend much time talking about this. it is just like being in denial. >> we did not go through the decade of george w. bush and the last four years of rock obama, but what they have had to deal with, in f
it was getting worse. diplomatic security remained weak. in april, only one u.s. diplomatic security agent was stationed there. the rso struggle to obtain additional personnel, but was never able to obtain the numbers he felt comfortable with. i hope the information i provide will be put together with datapoint from others. so and after a picture can be obtained. we need to be dedicated to the understanding, to understand the problems has surrounded this attack in order to find a solution. our failure to do so will result in repeated instances that will allow our adversaries to take an advantage over us. my purpose is to prevent their ability to take the life of another ambassador. or kill another valuable and talented public servant working for the diplomatic service of their country. >> thank you. mr. nordstrom. >> good morning, chairman, ranking members and other distinguished members of the committee. my name is eric nordstrom and i currently serve as a special supervisory special agent with the u.s. department of state diplomatic security. i join the department april 1998 and a surge
at the upcoming agenda on the 18th national congress of china and what it means for u.s.-china relations. china will have new communist party political leaders stressed that discussion will get underway at 12:30 eastern at the woodrow wilson center in washington. we will have at live for you on c-span. a reminder of tonight's debate from the university of denver. at 9:00, jim lehrer will be moderating the debate, focusing on domestic policy. when i.t. is done, we will take your phone calls and e-mails and tweets. live coverage starts at 7:00 p.m. eastern. you can also listen on c-span radio or watch online at c- well, we apologize but we were expecting the pentagon briefing to get underway momentarily. we are having some technical difficulties with the feed from afghanistan and the remarks from a british lieutenant general adrian bradshaw. he is going to talk about the situation in afghanistan and update reporters via video conference. as soon as this gets established, we will have a live for you on c-span. a quick reminder of live coverage we have before you later today. former secre
introduction? it is good to see my friend and one of the finest u.s. senators, your senator, sharon brown -- sherrod brown. your next congresswoman is here. is in the house, a man who sometimes looks like he has been to the outer space. i am so grateful. he has been such a great friend for a long time. we also have a man who has actually been to the outer space, and john glenn, in the house. before i begin, i have a question for you. are you registered to vote? because if you are not today, it is the last day you can register. i know it is easy to procrastinate in college. i procrastinated a lot. but we have made it easy. you go to to register yourself. you have until 9:00 p.m. tonight. no excuses. i know you guys are up at 9:00 p.m. as you get older, you start thinking of sleeping around 9:00 p.m., but you are just getting started. if you are registered, you can vote right now, today. just go to the website to find out where, all right? all right. even better, grab your friends. cravaack everybody in your -- grab everybody in your dorm. grab your fraternity
for both of you. with that we recognize the gentleman from ohio. >> mr. kennedy has testified today that u.s. interest and values are at stake in libya and that the u.s. is better off because we went to benghazi. do you think that after ten years in iraq and eleven years in afghanistan that the u.s. would have learned the consequences, you would think that after trillions have been wasted abroad while our infrastructure crumbles at home congress would reexamine priorities. today we're engaging in a discussion about the security failures in benghazi. there was a security failure. four americans including our ambassador, ambassador stevens were killed. their deaths are a national tragedy. my sympathy is with their families. there has to be accountability. i haven't heard that yet. we have an obligation to protect those who protect us. this security decation did not happen over night. we could talk about hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts over the last two years for blind pross terty. we could talk about whether it's prudent to rely on security contractors rather than our own military or
for better u.s.-china relationships. now, the open china you and president nixon made in early 1970's, was not only a turning point in history, but also it has changed our lives, for millions of people, chinese, chinese americans, and americans. thank you very much, doctor kissinger. [applause] now, one of the things you have taught us is to better understand chinese politics, or how to develop a broader vision. we have to have a deeper understanding of chinese politics, society, behaviors, political systems. let me come to the question you raised. i am disappointed, not what the leadership, but rather disappointed with the social media. it is fair to say that the chinese government said several times in a press conference and to foreign delegates that vice- president shi was injured in his back. i think that is enough. more importantly, i was interviewed many times by the media. i say i do not want to comment. there is nothing happening. they would cancel their trip. the police and the military would react unusual. there is no sign whatsoever. it seems like it is very odd that the ch
in the u.s. senate. we're looking at about 10 tossup races and a lot of these are 1-point races, two-point races. it makes my colleague jennifer duffy -- she pointed out that one in this class of the senate seats was last up in 2006, we had three states, montana, missouri, virginia, 4.8 million people voted total in those three states. those three state senate races, and the majority status of the u.s. senate, were decided by 66,600 votes out of 4.8 million. it was hanging by a thread. that is how close it was, and quite frankly, i think there are five or six races, seven races that could be decided by, pick a number, 200,000 votes total nationwide, controlled not only of the senate, but several seat margin, one way or the other. there is an enormous amount of volatility in the senate picture, and we will see how it plays out. glen -- we are just going to jump up there, right? why don't you join me, and we will have the fun. we will have a handful of questions, and then open up to the audience and let you guys ask questions and have a great morning. wow, bolger, you are on my left. t
to egypt, including honoring peace treaty with israel, way to go, mitt.e and from weston, romney says u.s. mess lead in the world. caller: 84 taking my call. -- thank you for taking my call. romney gave a good speech. we have to go and find out what happened to [indiscernbile] that the obama people tries to play like -- not to worry about it because the election is coming up. one thing that they try to [indiscernbile] but anyway, the governor looked very presidential, super good to me, and they like to make him but theyig bird, like aiar, do that to all the good people that try to run. we do not want this -- i am cuban. countryt want this to to go the same way down. we have to go for romney number one. thank you for taking my call. host: governor romney will be in newport news, virginia, later today at 5:20 p.m. for a rally. the president is in california. he is dedicating the seas are chavez national monuments has fund-raisers up in san francisco. paul ryan is in ohio and in michigan. vice-president biden is practicing for his debate, which is thursday night in kentucky. you can watch a
issue. u.s. the public to the trust's current taxes and inevitably, it is the republicans. the couple of years ago on both sides of pennsylvania avenue, democrats made the first real concerted effort to say that there is a difference between tax increases on the middle class and tax increases on the wealthy. to be honest with you, the fact that the pie is shrinking for the middle-class this decade and has another decades makes the middle class more receptive to .hat argument as well prepar i think people are reading the tea leaves. this article i thought was very interesting today. a senior republican aide in the house says we will not have that much leverage. he says we will succeed. this is the author of the article who is stephanie kirchgesser. if republicans back away from their hard-line on high and taxes, the outlook for avoiding the worst of the fiscal club as much rosier perhaps -- fiscal cliff is much rosier. mitt romney took a step back by insisting that overall, net tax revenues from the highest income people would not decline. i had not heard him emphasize that until the d
administration. romney administration. host: how large a role this manufacturing plant in the u.s.? -- does manufacturing play in the u.s.? guest: a lot of people feel like it is is dying industry in america, but take a look at the numbers. the u.s. still the world's largest manufacturer. manufacturing comprises 11.7% of gross domestic product. manufacturing comprises 9% of total u.s. employment. and it is directly employing 10.9 million workers in the u.s. host: we are going to get into the numbers and look at how things like 9% total employment have changed at the last couple of decades. mr. morath, let me ask about the kinds of manufacturing done. surely that has changed the last couple of decades. guest: we have a fairly robust automotive industry, but there are a number of different areas where things have changed and could change further, such as increasing energy production -- oil, gas, refining. host: this chart is from the bureau of labor statistics, a sister agency, but they look at by presidential administrations manufacturing job growth. you can see that there was a sharp declin
perot talks about the current state of the u.s. economy and how the issues he ran on in 1992 and 1996 are still relevant. >> we are here for ross perot sr. for one of the few interviews he has given recently. >> i have been in the public eye throughout this, and there were comments about the national debt and problems that face our economy and the need to get those problems straightened out. >> do you think it has been too long since somebody like you commanded the public attention so that you could get the public to understand these sorts of issues? >> i am not in a good position to judge that. what i can say is we need to describe what has happened and what is happening and what we need to do to get this under control, and right now, everybody is dancing around it and ducking as opposed to facing it, and if you have got cancer, the first thing you want to do is face it, right? we have got economic cancer at this point. we have got to fix it. >> that was the case in 1992 when you ran your first presidential campaign, and it was still the case when you ran your second in 1996. there w
campaign talks a lot about no apologies. should the u.s. have apologized for americans burning korans in afghanistan? should the u.s. apologize for americans urinating on taliban corpses? >> what we should not be apologizing for are standing up for our values. what we should not be doing is saying to the egyptian people, mubarak is cracking down on them, that he is a good guy. and the next day, saying he ought to go. we should not be rejecting claims for more security. we need more marines in benghazi. there were requests for extra security, those requests were not honored. this was the anniversary of 9/11. it was libya, a country we knew we had al qaeda there. al qaeda and its affiliates are on the rise in northern africa. we did not give our ambassador in benghazi a marine detachment. we should not apologize for our values. look at all the various issues out there. the vice president talks about sanctions in iran. >> i would like to move to iran. there is really no bigger national security issue in this country. both president obama and governor romney said it will prevent iran from
. the u.s. treasury was coined to be either $30 billion richer or $30 billion poorer, and that seems like an important interest of the united states. the court did not take it. what does it cost to get your petitions granted in this court? that is one of the only times i can remember where a petition we filed was not taken. i think it was probably just too boring to take. i am sure there is a better reason. >> shifting gears, the work of the court must occupy a great deal of your time. do you have any opportunity for reading outside of what the court does? what is on your nightstand? >> i do try to read. i read a little bit more in the summers than during the term. i read a variety of things. i read novels. i read history, biographies, other kinds of history. when you show up to these things, everybody gives you gifts, and they tend to be paperweights. but you gave me the president of the university's book on reconstruction. that was great. you know, it is interesting. the history i am reading right now is a book about lincoln. and the novel that i am just wrapping up is two great novels
that are being pushed that are a factor. take it from the national federation of independent businesses, the u.s. chamber of commerce. a lot of proposals pushed by professor warren are job- destroying messages. my proposals allows you to raise a million dollars online with investors, a new financing tool for you and others to create jobs. the hire the veterans bill, i was proud to be present when the president signed the bill. there are many other efforts we have done, but the key is in order to get these initiatives, you need to work together to do it. you cannot be raising taxes and have more spending when we're in a $16 trillion debt because that is the biggest concern i have, that you will not be able to pay back all the amazing amount of debt you are incurring. >> another issue is the question of immigration and the need for -- >> when do we get to respond here? >> you have gotten a chance to respond. the president has said it is one of his biggest regrets that it did not get passed. i want to interview another student. >> good evening, everyone, i am a business and finance management stude
and heard during this important international conferences. today all over the u.s. and with their international partner schools, they are organizing school assemblies, even a flash mob in grand central station in new york city to get the word out about the challenge that is girls face around the world. i'm very excited to introduce the advice source who have joined us this afternoon. thomas jefferson high school for science and technology, georgetown day school, albert ion tine high school, halls without walls. thank you so much. we applaud you and your work. thank you so much on behalf of women and girls around the world. >> i would like to give a special shoutout to hillary clinton and the united population fund, yesterday in very high level meetings pledged nearly $50 million for a campaign to end child marriage. [applause] >> i'd like now to ask eleanor smeal to join me. i've had the great privilege of working with her for 25 years. she is one of the contemporary women's movements and one of its most recognized leaders. in 1980 she was the first to define and p
of the debate focusing on jobs and economy, both senator obama and senator mccain were in the u.s. senate. they are used to addressing each other from the senate chamber. what is different for the debate? >> it is very easy to cross the line of what is acceptable and acceptably aggressive into something that becomes rude. i am thinking back during hillary clinton's campaign. rick walked over to her podium with a pledge he wanted her to sign. it looked really bad. it was a moment of what not to do. it crossed the line. that is what it is. we were talking earlier about how the candidates approach this with a lot of trepidation. they will have to talk to each other. in their way of looking at it, it is one more thing to worry about. >> this is from december of last year. warren decker, we will get your reaction to this as mitt romney was asked about a question and then placed this bet. >> i am listening to you, and i am hearing you say the right things, but i read your first book. it said your mandate, in massachusetts, which should be the model for the country, and i know it came out in the
was running for the u.s. senate in massachusetts in 1994, a pragmatic problem solver. i would have put him 35-45 period -- 35-40. he was for the first time being who he was as opposed to pretending some -- to be someone he was not. >> i keep thinking as a new yorker -- of the new yorker cover cartoon. that is what a lot of people came in be leaving. it is hard to understand what happened with the president. he has a cold, distant demeanor. that explains some of it. it seems to reflect that the president did not take it as seriously as a threat as he should have. the reason i am having a hard time understanding is that the campaign knew that romney is a great debater. watch romney's debates in 1994 against senator canada -- kennedy. he comes prepared. he has a talking point. he looks at the camera. he makes an effective presentation. the idea that they did not know that was coming i have a hard time to understand. >> in addition, when you are president, and this is why ronald reagan lost his first debate and why president george w. bush lost his first reelection debate, it has been four years.
and gas in the u.s. is up. but not due to his policies, in spite of his policies. mr. president, all of the increase in natural gas and oil has happened on private land, not in government land. on government land your administration has cut the number of permits and licenses in half. if i'm president, i'll double them. i'll also get the oil from off shore and alaska, and i'll bring that pipeline in from canada. and also coal. people in the coal industry feel like it is being crushed by your policies. i want to get america and north america energy independent so we can create those jobs. finally, with regard to that tax cut, look, i'm not willing to cut massive taxes and reduce the revenues going to the government. my number one principle is there will be no tax cut that adds to the government. i want to underline that. no tax cut that adds to the deficit. i want to reduce the burden being paid by middle income americans. to do that, that also means i cannot reduce the burden paid by high-income americans. any language to the contrary is not accurate. >> let's talk about taxes, becaus
, the former u.s. surgeon general. congressman jeff flake. and libertarian mark victor. each candidate will have an opportunity for an opening statement. the honor goes to richard carmona. >> thanks, ted. i am happy to be with you and my colleagues. this is an opportunity -- the fact of the matter is is that over a year ago when my colleagues first approached me, the cops, the firemen and ems personnel, and said there is an open seat, you should run. the first thing i said, is i will run as far away from washington as i can. i have been there. i was not sure i wanted to go back to the dysfunction. the more i thought about it, i realized that we need leadership there. this gridlock has hurt our nation. we have a fiscal cliff. congress has stalled. i have been very fortunate in my life. my mom only wanted one of her kids to graduate from high school. i have been able because of a great country to get an education and go to medical school, to be a police officer and a professor. that is because we have a country that is full of opportunity. >> your time's up. dr. carmona, we turn to mark
come to the fore in the light of the reaction of u.s. catholic bishops to the obama administration rules in the affordable health care act for contraceptive coverage in such cases. parenthetically, and this is the elephant in the room -- a lot of the catholics disagree with church teaching on contraception. >> i am one of those catholics. [laughter] >> in this case, that institution still has religious freedom, but other parties are involved and that they have their freedoms also. their religious freedom and in addition, these catholic institutions receive government funding for their operations. so you have here attention of these -- a tension of these two conflicting rights going on here. rule proposed by the obama administration says these church institutions had to provide comprehensive health care for their employees. many catholics and many as opponents -- and many proponents of religious liberty oppose the obama that is rationed. but to its great credit, the obama and a trace of proposed a compromise, that such employees would be covered for contraception, but the instituti
about the board per u.s.-mexico border, but i am certain we will not hear that is more ed than a billion dollars a day in a legitimate trade and how that helps our economy. >> i think you are going to hear a lot about the middle class. you will not hear anything substantive when it comes to folks who are poor in the lower class, and anybody who uses those words i will be absolutely stunned. hopefully jim lehrer will ask that. >> i covered the trade on martin -- trayvon martin rally in d.c.. i have not heard anybody talk about it. they seem to be the crux of the issue to buy the election. when are you doing to fight about this? >> hal are you dealing with groups like alec that folkestone not know about, who are driving legislation because it is not just alec? >> i dropped doing business with companies, and i am encouraging our members to do to the sink with businesses with which they deal that is not doing -- that is being unfair to suppress the vote or people who are not with us on the stand your ground case. we're looking at all the companies in our organization, and i felt i had to do
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